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and the actions of the syrian forces in the administration's view. he says the use of chemicals is many question when the united states will act with force. force,say beyond any strategy is needed on syria. i want to get your reactions this morning again to the situation in syria and what the secretary of state said yesterday in what the u.s. should do and whether congress may or may not be involved as well as the international community. here are the lines on the screen. here is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. obama weighing limiting strike on syria. they say the president is wearing a strike syria that would be a limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for serious use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent while keeping the u.s. out of deeper involvement in that country possible war. this according to senior administration officials. the timing of such an attack which would probably last no more than two days and involve -- lawrence cruise missiles and involve see launch cruise is dependent on three factors. completion of an intelligence report assessi
the entertainers, it's time for us to stand up now and renew this dream. that's what we got to do. >> we come today to not only celebrate and commemorate, but we come as the children of dr. king. >> we celebrate today that we have become a country that believes in equality, and we recommit ourselves to be a country that acts on that belief. >> and joining me now is washington post columnist eugene robins robinson, clip matthews, and nathan conley. we also have standing by ron allen at the lincoln memorial. chris and eugene, we're waiting to alert our audience of the founder and president of the children's defense fund. she served as council for mlk's poor people campaign. she will be speaking shortly. the anticipation is growing to the president's remarks. >> yes, i think we've heard a lot of great oratory today, but the concrete news story for tomorrow morning's papers and tonight on the nightly news is going to have to come from the president. he is really being set up here, if you will, to deliver something concrete. now, i really think it's important that he do that on the issue of jobs because
in a time when there. demographicndous changes going on. the role of the u.s. in the world is in a different place. he is president. he is not a civil rights leader. he is the president of the entire country. his constituency is essentially everybody. king's constituency was those committed to civil rights in the issues he worked on. those are important differences. ability ofs, the president obama to be elected twice is a result of the sacrifices and struggles people carried on in the history of the country, not just in the civil rights movement, but the never forng fight for inclusion democratic participation. host: clarence lusane from american university talking about the march on washington and civil rights and 1964. today's coverage of the events in washington takes place on c- span. >> the speaker for this segment, the director of foreign policy friends committee, a national legislation, and dr. michael chang. >> the day after martin luther king died, robert kennedy spoke on violence. here is what he said, what has violence accomplished and created? we tolerate a rising level of viole
, or give me my money back. >> we will look at how richmond, california is planning to use eminent domain to help fight the foreclosure crisis. we will speak to laura gottesdiener, author of the new book, "a dream foreclosed: black america and the fight for a place to call home." first, we look at the national security agency and the u.s. drug enforcement administration. dea agents are using intelligence gathered by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the com
. king inspire us with the "i have a dream" part of his speech, the part that was the call to action was the fierce urgency of now part of his speech. in that time dr. king says we refuse to take the tranquillity drug of gradualism. we must move forward, and forward we will. if it was fiercely then urgent, it certainly is now. 50 years ago there were only five african-american members of the house of representatives. there was no congressional black cauc caucus. today there are 43 members. we want more but there are 43. they're led by congresswoman marsha fudge who you heard from and they are the conscience of the congress. in that blauk caucus we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the march for jobs, justice and freedom, who is with us. 50 years ago we had the first
conferences and offering gavel- to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service a public industry. created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded your local cable or satellite provider and you go watch is in hd. x thousands of people gathered on the national mall today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and civil rights advocates joined members of government in a ceremony on the lincoln memorial. the same location where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his i have a dream speech. you would hear from the reverend holder, then, eric reverend al sharpton, among others as a picture butte to the events of the day -- as they pay tribute to the events of the day. >> for those of us from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders when dr. martin luther king jr. quote it the prophet isaiah, i have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill should be made low and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the lord should be revealed and all flesh. and this is the faith that we go ba
watch dogs on protesters. it has only been months since the u.s. supreme court rolled back voting rights. every day in fact every 30 minutes a child is a victim of gun violence. so the whites only signs may be gone but there's still signs of injustice all around us. children born poor today are likely to stay poor. high poverty schools where kids need so much are given the least. and discrimination based on race or sexual orientation may no longer be legal, but it is still lethal. martin luther king jr. and others understood the intersection between racial equality and economic justice. the civil rights struggle is a struggle for good jobs and decent wages. and no while not the only solution they got, that educational opportunities is the highway to economic opportunity, which is why we must reclaim the promise of public education. and as i close, let me just say this, we stand here today as students, my friend and brother lee saunders, and myself, 50 years ago another gay person had to be in the shadows. but today i speak as a teacher, a worker, a labor activist, and a gay person deeply
give it to me? that's "hardball." thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" after days of ratcheting up the rhetoric to intervene in syria, our congress and tonight the british parliament is saying not so fast. that in a moment. >>> also tonight, fast food workers in 60 cities across the country spent the day on strike, protesting to raise their wage, shutting down some fast food restaurants. we'll talk to a u.s. congress person who joined the workers on the picket line today. >>> plus, my interview with mayor cory booker who's running for u.s. senate. he responds to contemptible attacks on his personal life by his republican opponent. you definitely want to stay tuned for that. >>> we begin tonight with the momentum toward a u.s. military intervention in syria grinding to a halt and now reversing at breakneck speed. just two days ago military strikes on syrian targets were al but inevitable. tonight that is simply no longer the case. in the united kingdom just hours ago, parliament deliver
but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government and if so there need to be international consequences. we are consulting with allies and international community. i have no interest in open ended conflict in syria. we have to make sure that when countries break international norms that they are held accountable. i think it is important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons then the assad regime involved in a civil war will receive a strong signal that it better not do it again. and that doesn't solve all the problems inside of syria. and, you know, it doesn't obviously end the death
changing this to the pat robertson list. that's it for us. thanks for watching. >>> next, breaking news. president obama in his own words on his plans for syria. what he means by consequences for the assad regime. >>> a montana man convicted of raping his 14-year-old student, how could a judge only sentence him to 30 days in prison? an exclusive interview tonight with the victim's mother. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition posse
a great night. lori: a very good evening thank you so much peer being with us, i am lori rothman in for lou dobbs. >> obama administration making its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questionsemain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee t investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs lawakes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense
it is confident syria used chemical weapons against its own people. hundreds were reportedly killed last week. the president called the british prime minister again today to discuss the situation. >>> the un team was able to collect samples on monday, despite first coming under gunfire from a sniper. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history has moved deeper into yosemite national park, and covers 280 square miles. the fire is threatening more than 4500 homes in the area. water in the nearby reservoir is still safe, so far. >>> convicted nidal hasan chose not to take the stand in the sentencing portion of his murder trial. after closing arguments sentencing will be in the handing of the jury will choose between death or life in prison. those are the headlines. "real money with ali velshi" is next on al jazeera. ♪ >>> well it seems you still hot on the u.s. economy and with good reason. home prices up again. stocks are down, but oil prices are up. the nest egg you are building with your 401k may have a fixable crack in it. all of that is coming up. i'm ali velshi, and this is "r
that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons. uncle said the obama administration also said it saw personnel moving around, indicating something being like a chemical attack. british lawmakers -- that means the u.s. won't get help from its closest ally. leaders on both sides have been debating a military response that the rah jet stream used chemical weapons on its own people. california officials say they expect fully surround that massive wild fire, in yosemite national park. however, 301 square miles of the blaze will burn for much longer than that. the so called rim fire has destroyed more than 100 structures. those are the headlines america tonight is next, i will see you back here at 11:00 eastern, and you can always find us on al jazeera.com. on america tonight. >> the nos have it. the nos have it. >> a raucous no vote in the british house of common moves president obama closer to a tough decision. will the u.s. go it alone? also tonight, a tough sell. is this the right time to buy real estate in bankrupt detroit? and the rebuilding of new orleans, the battle over who longs in the new
, protesting to raise their wage, shutting down some fast food restaurants. we'll talk to a u.s. congress person who joined the workers on the picket line today. >>> plus, my interview with mayor cory booker who's running for u.s. senate. he responds to contemptible attacks on his personal life by his republican opponent. you definitely want to stay tuned for that. >>> we begin tonight with the momentum toward a u.s. military intervention in syria grinding to a halt and now reversing at breakneck speed. just two days ago military strikes on syrian targets were al but inevitable. tonight that is simply no longer the case. in the united kingdom just hours ago, parliament delivered a stunning rebuke to prime minister david cameron, voting down a motion that would have paved the way for military strikes in syria. a vote the prime minister promised to take heed of. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the bri
are yemeni. the meeting between obama and president hadi came just hours after a u.s. drone strike in yemen killed four people. i yemeni security official said the victims were al qaeda suspects. it was the third u.s. strike in yemen in five days. secretary of state john kerry told pakistanis on thursday he hopes the u.s.. strikes in their country "very, very soon." he made remarks in a television interview following a meeting with the pakistani prime minister. he claimed president obama has a very real timeline for ending the drone strikes. thewhile, investigation by bureau of investigative journalism solidifies claims the cia targeted rescuers at the scenes of earlier drone strikes in pakistan last year. a report by pakistani journalist commission by the bureau found five so-called double tap strikes took place in mid-2012, 1 of which also struck a mosque. in total, the attacks killed 53 people in injured 57. a parallel investigation by the legal charity reprieve found 8 pakistani civilians died in one double tap strike last july. afghan officials said nato helicopter that was called to a
joins us this morning. good morning lincoln. > >good morning. > >the nasdaq notched higher yesterday. will there be follow through today or will it be a selloff? > >it looks like of the three major markets it's the most perky as we've gone through the august doldrums. technology is still a very growth oriented part of this market and investors are looking for that growth portion of the market at this stage of the game. so that market itself finds a bid. > >you see reasons for that to rally. what about gold? there's been a rally in that market as well. > >breaking out of a trading range that its been in for the last six months. pushing all kinds of gold and commodity related instruments down, in particular, the gdx---the gold miners now breaking above 1300 for the first time in some while. dragging a lot of those long supressed parts of the market back up with it. > >it's an options expiration week and yet i'm sensing a lot of traders are on vacation this week. > > [laugh not just a lot of traders here in chicago but in new york and as you know most of europe has been on vacation for
-- marijuana use is on the rise. >> and here's worse news. most teens probably don't realize what they're risking. scott reports. >> i wish i had an easy job like you have. >> you have the easiest job on earth. you smoke all day! >> [ laughs ] >> in the movies, getting high is often played for laughs. >> in the next couple of hours, i expect the both of us to be blitzed out of our skulls. [ both laugh ] >> but what's not funny is that many of us may be under the influence of a misconception. >> no, i don't think a person is harmed by smoking pot. >> it doesn't really do serious damage, not like tobacco. >> we think that the data shows that one of the main contributors to increased use is the reduction in the perception of risk. >> dr. baler talks like a government scientist because he is one, but he's also a dad. >> so i tend to talk to my daughter about why kids are attracted to these things. after rolling her eyes, she tells me that what kids look for is really natural things because they perceive that they are less dangerous. >> yes, marijuana that comes from a plant natural, but th
down its local news sites, called patch. scott shellady of trean group joins us on this monday morning. happy monday morning to you, scott. - good morning. - how critical will the inflation numbers and retail earnings this week be to traders? - it's going to be very critical with the fed's dual mandate. we have to keep an eye on inflation. i don't think we've got inflation. i think we've got disinflation. bernanke mentioned that in his last speech. something to watch going forward - we actually might be in a deflationary cycle, so, keep your eyes glued to the inflation numbers. - china plays were popular last week with people buying the metals because of some growth in china. what will be your play this week? what do you see happening here? - i tell you what, i think you should stay away from china. china leads us in manufacturing. only one thing - their economic numbers. really, them in manufacturing - everything else, just by a hair. so be careful about china. at the end of last quarter, three of their largest banks shut down their atms over the weekend. you couldn't take any money o
. >> 50 years later, extraordinary. of course, also extraordinary events ahead of us. unfortunately, perhaps, our nation called into conflict again in the coming days. we'll talk about syria in a minute. we look back at this speech and rank this speech probably as one of the greatest in american history. it's easy to forget 50 years later that a lot of people didn't want martin luther king to deliver this speech including jfk who tried to get him to call the civil rights march and speech off. he refused and kennedy was left with no option but to support this speech and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it is. president kennedy watched the speech being carried live on the three television networks. his remark after it was finished was he is damn good. one master of oratory understood it. i would argue that what dr. king said today 50 years ago was the most important piece of american oratory from the gettysburg address through our own time. it redefined what it meant to be an american. it carried forward what jefferson started and what lincoln ratified and what king was urging us
there's a survey of the top female economists in the u.s. to see who they support. find out what they say. we'll see you back here next weekend. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. a look at the top stories this hour in the "cnn newsroom." u.s. embassies and consulates are locked tight today. fear of a terror attack has them on high alert. americans are urged to stay vigilant. >>> people on venice beach in california on the board walk there ran for their lives as a hit and run driver swerved in to the crowd. a woman on her honeymoon was killed. the driver now under arrest. and breaking news about a-rod's future in major league baseball. all linked to a doping scandal. >>> and more on that breaking news right now in major league baseball. the steroid investigation, "usa today" is reporting yankees third baseman alex rodriguez will be suspended through the 2014 season. that suspension comes tomorrow. the paper also says a-rod will appeal that suspension. that appeal would leave him eligible to play tomorrow night in the yankees game against the white sox. let's bring in andy
't call it a coup, he didn't pull u.s. aid dollars even ignoring a reporter-shouted question about it. the white house isn't doing enough. can the u.s. attorney its back on egypt, a nation that is corner stone for middle east peace. we have ayman mohyeldin on the ground. and we have washington post correspondent matt miller. ayman, let's start with you. things are quieter today than they were why i had. we'll start with you. this is far from over, isn't it? >> reporter: you're absolutely correct, abby. to give you a sense how drastic the situation is changing in egypt, on the day where 15 people are killed you get a sense that it's relatively calm compared to what it was yesterday. we say 15 given some of the casualties we've been hearing. now there have been reports across the country of violence. we'll start off here in cairo where supporters of the ousted president carried out an attack on one of the government municipalitiy buildings here. the supporters of the ousted president attacked a government building using molotov cocktails. police had to intervene using tear gas. they iss
. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. okay. this is laura poitress, an american filmmaker. she won a mccarther genius award last year. miss poitress makes documentaries. her first one was columbus, ohio, about gentryification in columbus, ohio. she's been working on a trilogy about the war in terror, starting with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss potress is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves
mason university in virginia. you can reach him on twitter. thanks for being with us this morning and talking about eminent domain. that will do it for this "orning's washington journal next, we will take you live to the national press club where they will be recognizing out going homeland security secretary jenna not a ton of who is stepping down from her position, taking the chair as president of the university of california. live coverage is next on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] the shift to [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> we are live at the national press club in washington, dc awaiting remarks from out going homeland security department secretary janet napolitano. earlier this summer, she announced she would be stepping down from her cap in a position to become president of the university of california system which includes ucla and the university of california berkeley among other campuses this is. we are expecting her in a moment. >> ladies and gentlemen, we will start into moments of silence all cell phones
in verizon wireless. reports say the u.s. group is looking for more than, i'll repeat this number, two times, $100 billion for the stake. when you talk about big m&a deals, this would be the return if it happens. also, it is a official this morning, bill ackman through with the jcpenney stake. he has sold that entire 18% stake for the retailer. the price tag, only $12.60 a share for it. he had paid almost double. and that's nearly half the average 25 shares he paid when he first invested and that investment was originally made in 2010. >>> u.s. government and swiss banks near tax probe deal. the goj expects to announce a new program within days. the program would allow some swiss banks to avoid or at least defer prosecution under a probe of offshore tax dodging by americans, but it will exclude 14 swiss banks that are already under investigation. joe, i don't know where that leaves you with your account. >> i have a bank that is, like, owned by a swiss bank, but it makes me feel like i have a swiss bank account. but all the way back to ge's purchase of remember long ago, we can trace it all
the story is saying? >> i don't see any reason.not see any there is no evidence that rebels had used chemical weapons or have access to the delivery systems required to carry out the attacks we saw on august 21. >> it appears sources in your government are saying -- talk to us anonymously all the time. what you say when i -- that you place more credibility in on- record statements. that is all i am directing you to write now. >> in light of the anonymous sources that are in your government, what they are saying, they do not know where some of these weapons are, does jay carney's statement still hold that you do know? what we will say is have said before, which is we have not seen credible evidence or credible reports that the opposition has used chemical weapons or that they have the capability of using the kind of chemical weapons that we saw used in an attack outside damascus on august 21. hasou also said that syria not lost control or had been overrun in any way, or that the chemical stockpiles had been overrun in any way? >> i see no reason to differ with that. attack chemical we
. >>> the terror threat is real, the planned attacks are massive and the u.s. embassies are staying shut down for another week. that's what several u.s. sources are saying about an alleged al qaeda plot against u.s. interests in the middle east and africa. one source says al qaeda is back and stronger than it was before 9/11. after the bell stunner, jeff bezos buys "the washington post" for $250 bucks. and the bankrupt city of detroit starts the process of putting its priceless museum artwork up for auction. you wouldn't believe how much it could be worth. all those stories and much more coming up on the "kudlow report" right now. good evening, i'm larry kudlow. this is the "kudlow report." first up tonight, breaking news, jeff bezos paying $250 million for "the washington post" newspaper. a few days ago boston red sox owner john henry bought the "boston globe" for the bargain basement price of only $70 million. what is going on here? why will these foes succeed while others have failed. joining us is our own julia boorstin. why will they succeed where others have failed in. >> i think the qu
killed. >> that's barn by phillips reporting for us. and now james is over at the united nations headquarters, james, and you heard what barnby was saying about the u.k. possibly going to the u.n. security council, what are you hearing from your end on that? >> well i think it is fair to say they kept this one very close to their chest. normally we get whispers of these things going on. trying to prepare these things there was no mention of this in all our calls in the last 24 hours. it is important development i think so is what we are about to see in geneva, where the special representative on syria. >> james, james -- >>ly just have to stop you, because we are crossing over to geneva, that's where the u.n. arab pane envoy is speaking. stand by and listen to this along with myself and the viewers. we expect him to speak in just a few moments. let's listen in. >> the special envoy is with you, ambassador. and he is here for -- i have to alert that for a short period of time, because he has to rush for traveling. i hope that we will be able to answer all your questions, i know th
in this hour of market now. ♪ connell: good to have you with us on markets now. very serious news to get us started off. the secretary of state john kerry will begin a statement on the situation in syria shortly. rich at ten joins us to put it all together. he is live at the white house. >> meeting to discuss what is going on in syria. secretary of state john kerry will make remarks to the nation about syria. this eighth day after they spoke with lawmakers last night. the administration offered little clarity. >> secretary kerry said we would offer the president a broad range of options. we talked for an hour and a half and they did not mention it. >> they continue to provide a robust discussion with the members of congress on what they are trying to do here. we expect to get the release of a public intelligence report. this intelligence report will demonstrate that the syrian regime did use chemical biological weapons against its own people. the three rich, thank you. rich edson at the white house. judy miller, let me start with you. we may find out more today. the white house making its c
. you're a beautiful sight to behold, and at that time 50 years ago we heard dr. king inspire us with the "i have a dream" part of his speech, the part that was the call to action was the fierce urgency of now part of his speech. in that time dr. king says we refuse to take the tranquillity drug of gradualism. we must move forward, and forward we will. if it was fiercely then urgent, it certainly is now. 50 years ago there were only five african-american members of the house of representatives. there was no congressional black cauc caucus. today there are 43 members. we want more but there are 43. they're led by congresswoman marsha fudge who you heard from and they are the conscience of the congress. in that blauk caucus we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the
secretary of defense kitty mcfarlane joining us to talk about what president obama should do about it now. ashley: home prices omri's the the kissel report is a look in the rear view mirror. what does it mean in the keys of rising interest rates? lori: the above administration's economic team, charlie gasparino's exclusive reporting and who could be next to join the lineup. dennis: is not your father's would remark and was your father's it senior chinese communnst official or russian oligarchic. a new brand of luxury emerge in as global wealth disperses to less than 1%. cheryl: sandra smith is at the cme has oil jumps 3%. let's begin with lauren simonetti at the stock exchange where the dow is down big. lori: near session lows, 3 points away, the stock is intensifying as we get later into this session. we get economic data, it wasn't terrible on home prices and consumer confidence but nonetheless syria being the main headline this is what investors are focused on. is not the only culprit to the. we can't forget the debt ceiling, the fed pays back, all these are painting a picture is that
if with the international strategist. lori: the new threat. adam: how will spending cut affect u.s. action in syria. lori: stocks rebounding after a two-day slide. >> you have that right. stocks pushing at session highs right now. this is a rally. if you look at the numbers for the week, the dow and s&p 500 are down about 1%. adam: fear of a u.s. missile strike in syria said oil prices to a five. sandra smith is in the pits of the cme with today's trade. sandra: just below $100 a barrel. traders have conflicting opinions on how much a premium is right now. one dollar to $10. we have been talking to folks on that. some analysts think this is a great possibility. they are continuously monitoring the supply and demand situation in the oil market. meanwhile, looking to gold. not seeing it in gold prices right now. down about one dollar. we made the big job, still down on the session it is a wait and see mode. markets are watching very closely. adam: thank you. lori: meanwhile, the president weighed options. the assad regime is preparing for a chemical. rich edson joins us now from the white house. rich: they
>>> good thursday morning. coming up on "early today," is the aye u.s. military strike on syria imminent? we're live in the region. >>> four major illnesses tied to a lack of sleep. the results of a five-year sleep study. >>> send a text to a driver and you could be held legally responsible if there's a car accident. >>> plus, fast food workers across the country prepare to strike. taking in the dream 50 years later. >>> and a billion-dollar classified payload heads to space. and an albino alligator gets acupuncture for back pain. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, august 29th. >>> very good morning. i'm richard lui. thousands of syrians are trying to flee the country in advance of a potential u.s.-led military strike. refugee sites are springing up across lebanon and the entire mideast is on age. there's a run on gas masks. israelis young and old are lining up at distribution centers thinking they may be syria's next target. >>> this morning, president obama is confirming the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. >> we have
red sox, it went for $70 million, which is less than 7% of its price in 1993. used to be that the newspapers were the big solid businesses that would buy up comparably wobbly baseball teams. the "chicago tribune" newspaper bought the chicago cubs in 1981 but now it's the baseball teams that buy the wobbly major daily newspapers. if you put the worth of the red sox up against the price paid for the boston globe, it's not just that the team owner for the red sox could buy the boston globe, it's that he could easily buy it five times over, ten times over, 15 times over. or if it was a news magazine you were after, even you could buy an infinite number of major news magazines since you're getting close to dividing by zero when you're talking about major news magazines. "newsweek" was sold for one blessed dollar in 2010 for a man who promptly died in 2011. when news broke this weekend it had been sold again, the terms of the sale were not disclosed. do they really need to be? do you think it was more than a dollar this time or less than a dollar? there have been rumbling
even us is even the less than 1% of the population has access to the internet everyone had heard of it. they understood the unit as a set of values, as a concept as an id even before they experienced it as a user or a tool. the understanding was not based on a chinese interpretation but it was not based on autocrats version. they understood in terms of its western value of the free flow of information and civil liberties. what that means to us is your 57% of the world's population living under some kind of an autocracy. what happens when they try to create an autocratic internet? that doesn't correspond with her democratic understanding of what it should be. what does that look like? we don't know the entity that yet. >> to finish on myanmar, burma, this would be a wonderful experiment for all of us to watch. 18 months ago, the generals either for self interested reasons are good public policy reasons, they allowed on cenci to become the future leader of the country, i'm sure she will. they have now taken a lot of press -- press restrictions on. the underlying hidden tensions in the so
movement. i have already mentioned congressman lewis reminds us of the contributions. they lift our hearts. chaplain black and the revel in reverend -- they lift our spirits. all of the seats filled in this hall of national memory remind us of the many thousands who made their way from every corner of this nation. through great effort, to be here on august 28, 1963. for an event they would never forget. for an event that we as a nation must never forget. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, jesse norman performing a version of >> ladies and gentlemen, jesse norman performing a version of the song performed at the 1963 march on washington for jobs on freedom. "he has got the whole world in his hands. >> let us listen please to the words of this song and understand that in the heart of our creator, every soul has the same value and should be valued equally. thank you very much for the opportunity to sing for you. ♪ he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole wide world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. [singi
to congressman scott ri gel and elliott angle about who course they would like to see the u.s. military take. cnn "newsroom" starts right now. >>> after a decade of conflict, the american people are tired of war. >> that's the sentiment of many americans as the world awaits a possible u.s. strike on syria. but will president obama bend to public pressure, and will the u.s. military have to go it alone? >> under no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. >> no boots on the ground. so what are the alternatives? we'll show you what a u.s. military strike on syria might look like and what the possible targets are. >>> a highly interesting turn by the feds over state marijuana laws, but don't get too excited, mary jane, there's a catch. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> i'm victor blackwell. 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 on the west coast. you are in the cnn "newsroom." >>> we begin this hour with breaking news on the crisis in syria. we have gotten words that the united nations weapons inspectors are out of syria and on a flight to
of justice, men and women without rank or wealth or title or fame would liberate us all in ways that our children now take for granted. people of all colors and creeds live and learn and walk together, and fight alongside one another and love one another. and judge one another by the content of our character in this greatest nation on earth. to dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest as some sometimes do the little has changed -- that little has changed, that dishonors the courage and sacrifice sacrifice of those who paid the price to march. [cheers and applause] james chaney, andrew goodman, martin luther king, jr. -- they did not die in vain. their victory was great. but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the ark of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it does not bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency. whether it is by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote, or ensure that the scales of justice work equally for all in th
evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. the white house today t only sticking by their assertions that the array of scandals now engulfing the white house are phony, t the president's own spokesperson declari two of the most serious scandaas to be over. regardless of the ongoing investigations to find out exactly who ordered the internal revenue serve to target conservative groups, the tea party, and who left four americans and one ambassador to die at the hands of terrorists in benghazi on september 11th of last year. here's white house press secretary jay carney earlier today, confidently declaring that republican efforts to investigate benghazi and the internal revenue service have failed. while ignoring the mountains of evidence uncovered in the multitude of investigations into both growing scandals. >>t was an effort under way to turn them into partisan scandals. i don't think ybody here would doubt that. and what we've seen as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it's abo the attacks in benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the
be risking their lives as a privilege to service us. so you have to be careful with that. of you're right, david. look, in new york, 95% of every public employee doesn't con trent a nick to their -- contribute a nickel to their retirement. that is not okay. we have to be careful. we have don't need to scrap the programs. we have c't forget about people working the career to respect the pension but time to reform them. >> david: that is the question. how do you do it? detroit won't be the only city that goes bust. >> yeah, the problem is, unless it does file bankruptcy, citys cannot disscrap most of the plans because they he state constitutions that say they can't do that. of the they have to know goshate with thenions to do it. what they should start with is having the 401(k) plans for the new workers and try to get the higher interest rates to annuityize what the obligation has been far and cap it in the future [ the problem is with the public sector unions. they're not beholden to the taxpayers, we who pay the bills. they're beholden on the politicians. politicians rely on them to get
&p is down 2%. show us the interest-rate sensitive group for the month. the s&p down 2%. 8% decline in reits, 5.5% in utilities, 4% in telecom. that's where the damage is. when is somebody going to say bonds are starting to look attractive? here's the lqd. it's down 10% in the last month. this is the biggest corporate bond etf out there. today, the yield is 4% on this. 4%. now, i'm sure there's corporate bonds individually yielding 5% with durations not too far out there. it's starting to look attractive. that's at least my opinion. i'm waiting for somebody else to start saying that. i think bonds are poised to do well after the september 17th fed meeting. a lot of people seem to feel that way. if bonds are being sold, here's a question people are asking, if bonds are being sold and stocks are being sold in the united states, where's the money going? a lot of people have been putting money into europe in the last couple of months, but look, europe is starting to look topee. it topped out in the middle of last week. the big question here is, where is the excess money going to be going, and a
the last laugh? hey, that's it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> chemical weapons attack the u.s. the syrian government slaughtered hundreds of its people. did u.n. inspectors find proof of the attack? we are live. >>> burning out of control, a wildfire in and around yosemite national park spreading. how fast the flames are moving in the up hill battle facing firefighters. >>> the man acquitted of murdering unarmed teenager, trayvon martin wants the state of florida to pay up. why he thinks it state owes him big bucks. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm michaela pereira. >> it's nice to have you with us on this tuesday. >>> the world is asking what to do about last week's deadly chemical attack on the suburbs of damascus. the obama administration is making it clear they believe chemical weapons were used and blames the assad regime as u.n. inspectors continue to look into the attack and who may be behind it. fred is the only reporter in damascus. he joins us live this morning. what are inspectors planning to do today and what is the government saying? >> reporter: hi,
of international law. three, ongoing consultation with u.s. allies, u.n., nato and arab league. it was clear from kerry's tone a military strike was coming. he called the images from syria gut wawrinkaing, secretary hagel said u.s. forces are ready to strike syria now if the president ordered that to be. >> suffice to say, the options are there. the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partners. >> if it comes, you're ready to go like that. >> we're ready to go like that. >> by the way, the decision to do an interview with the bbc knowing it's going to be seen in europe and around the world, that also part of this lead up and part of this messaging by the obama administration. officials tell nbc news a strike is likely to consist of cruise missiles launched from four warships and two submarines in the mediterranean targeting regime command and control bunkers, artillery and airfield but not the chemical stockpiles which the pentagon considers too risky and not assad himself. altho
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